Distance Learning

The Intersection of Public Health and Health Care—The Role of Law, All Parts(Fundamental/Intermediate) On Demand Recording

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In the past few years, the health care system of the U.S. has embarked on a myriad of initiatives aimed at improving the quality of care received by Americans. One key component of this movement has been efforts, on the state and federal level, to better define, measure, and strengthen health care quality. These efforts are not only helping to shape the modern health care delivery system, but many of these initiatives are providing critical opportunities for public health practitioners, health care providers, and each sector's legal counsel to forge coordinated partnerships to improve population health. For example, the emphasis on prevention, health promotion, and population health improvements in the Affordable Care Act of 2010 have provided new momentum for advancing greater integration between public health and health care but also for building foundations of health care quality across the board. The 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak also has led to increased collaboration among the health care and public health sectors to better ensure preparedness for public health emergencies and disease outbreaks.

This this six-part Public Interest Webinar Series, co-sponsored by CDC's Public Health Law Program and the American Health Lawyers Association, will focus on legal issues at the intersection of public health and health care. The webinars will focus on topics including legal issues related to federally qualified health centers, prescription drug overdose prevention, Community Health Needs Assessments, and domestic legal preparedness and response related to Ebola. Each webinar will provide both a public health and health care perspective, and will feature lawyers representing health departments, hospitals, and health systems.

Level of Difficulty: Fundamental/Intermediate

Please review descriptions of individual sessions for additional information.


This webinar is presented in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Sponsoring AHLA Group:

  • AHLA Public Interest Committee

Co-sponsoring AHLA Group:

  • Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group


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